Definition: Gross investment rate of non-financial corporations
The gross investment rate of non-financial corporations is defined as gross fixed capital formation divided by gross value added. This ratio relates the investment of non-financial businesses in fixed assets (buildings, machinery, software, major improvements to fixed assets etc.) to the value added created during the production process.
Eurostat, Statistics in Focus, No. 28/2009, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2009